Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. Twitter

England clinched the thrilling final at Lord’s to win their maiden World Cup title in the Super Over. The match went down to the wire but New Zealand was able to hold on to their nerves. In fact, the match was taken into the first ever Super Over after Ben Stokes scored 14 runs in the final over. The Super Over was also tied but England hit more boundaries in their innings. England smashed 24 boundaries whereas New Zealand scored 16 boundaries in their innings.

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New Zealand posted a score of 242 runs after their skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat first. The Kiwis could not get off to a good start as Martin Guptill was plumbed in front by Chris Woakes. In fact, Guptill was looking good but he could not get going. Subsequently, England bowlers kept a tight grip on the proceedings as they bowled accurately.

Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls added a fine partnership of 74 runs as they were able to get going. However, Liam Plunkett was able to provide the crucial breakthrough of Kane Williamson as the right-hander nicked off to the keeper. Meanwhile, Henry Nicholls who struggled to get his timing right in the initial phase scored a fine knock of 55 runs.

Liam Plunkett
Liam Plunkett. Credits: Twitter

It was a nail-biter.

However, New Zealand kept losing wickets and England was able to build the pressure. Ross Taylor was also pinged in front of the wickets by Mark Wood.

Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes scalped three wickets each whereas Jofra Archer and Mark Wood took one wicket each.

On the other hand, Matt Henry took the wicket of Jason Roy to push England chase on the backfoot. Jonny Bairstow was looking good but he chopped the ball back on to the stumps. Joe Root was also dismissed cheaply for seven runs as New Zealand kept themselves in the contest by picking regular wickets.

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As England Clinch Maiden World Cup Title
Henry Nicholls. Credits: Twitter

England captain Eoin Morgan chased a wide short ball and Lockie Fergusson took a fine catch while diving forward. Thus, England had their backs against the wall as they four down for 86.

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Subsequently, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler added a fine alliance of 110 runs. Jos Buttler scored a good knock of 59 runs before he found Tim Southee. Furthermore, the Kiwis were able to get Chris Woakes.

Here is how Twitter reacted:


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